Dear all,

For this week’s discussions (Week 3: Neo-Marxist Reflections and the Culture Industry), here is an optional reading that will enrich our discussion:

Walter Benjamin, (1936), “The Work of Art in the Age of Technological Reproducibility”…

You can download the article from this link.

Students who will write response papers can choose between Surber’s “The Materialist Critique of Culture” and Benjamin’s article; in addition to Adorno and Horkheimer’s “The Culture Industry” (this is a required reading, but you can choose among Surber and Benjamin as a second reading).

See you at class!

All the best